Business Network publishes white paper on floating offshore wind in the US: Environmental Considerations
The Business Network for Offshore Wind has published a white paper based on our floating offshore wind discussion held in California on June 11th, 2018, The purpose of the discussion was to explore offshore wind as a contributor to meeting climate change goals and its inclusion in state plans and policies to diversify clean energy
U.S. offshore wind developer Deepwater Wind has adopted a first-of-its-kind procedure designed to prevent impacts to commercial fishing gear from its activities.
The 2018 International Partnering Forum (IPF) is slated to have one of the most robust, comprehensive educational panels in the industry. Our IPF Review Committee has worked diligently to select only the most knowledgeable presenters and panelists, equipped to speak on a variety of topics relevant to the offshore wind industry. Industry players know how
By James Young, Chief Technology Officer of JDR Cables The world’s largest floating offshore windfarm is Japan’s Fukushima Forward project. Operational since 2013, it now includes three turbines with a total capacity of 14MW. This accounts for nearly half of the approximately 30MW global capacity. Considering the average European grid-connected fixed offshore windfarm weighs in at
A panel led by RenewableUK representative Emma Pinchbeck discussed the importance of technology developments in reducing the cost of offshore wind during the June Offshore Wind Energy Conference in London. Raul Gil of Prysmian Group began by explaining that investment in offshore wind technology is influenced by economies of scale. By utilizing larger size projects,
Young U.S. Offshore Wind Energy Industry Stands to Benefit from Emerging Unmanned Aircraft Systems Industry
By Todd Sumner The year of 2016, at least through August, has been quite remarkable for both the U.S. offshore wind energy industry and the small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) industry. On August 18th Deepwater Wind made history by completing construction of the nation’s first offshore wind farm off the coast of Block Island, Rhode
Carbon Trust Invites Tenders to Assess Floating Wind Challenges: Offshore Wind Accelerator Cable Condition Assessment Competition
A global competition was launched to find novel ideas for monitoring subsea cables to reduce the risk of damage during installation and operation, which will lower the cost of offshore wind deployment. Read more >>
Researchers from five Maryland-based universities (University of Maryland College Park, Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Morgan State University, and University of Maryland Eastern Shore) are joining forces to form the National Offshore Wind Innovation Center (NOW-I-C). Their mission statement is to increase fundamental scientific-engineering-economic knowledge and innovation, as a Maryland-based Research Center
INNOVATION AND COMMERCIALIZATION WORKING GROUP UPDATE The Business Network for Offshore Wind’s membership works to move the industry forward by addressing potential barriers to the commercial scale development of OSW through different issue-oriented working groups. Members in the Innovation and Commercialization (I&C) working group explore ways to capture the entrepreneurial spirit and efforts of U.S.
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) are U.S. Government programs in which federal agencies with large research and development (R&D) budgets set aside a small fraction of their funding for competitions among small businesses only. Small businesses that win awards in these programs keep the rights to any technology developed